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Restrictions to remain for ‘a number of weeks’ in parts of Clare

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Water restrictions will continue in Tulla, Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin, Liscannor, Ballyvaughan, Kilfenora and surrounding group supply schemes for “a number of weeks”. Irish Water confirmed to The Clare Echo that a wide range of restrictions are remaining over the weekend and into the coming weeks across the county. “Due to the prolonged dry weather conditions…

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Moloney’s ban lifted ahead of Wexford quarter-final

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Donal Moloney’s three month ban has been overturned ahead of today’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Wexford, The Clare Echo can reveal.  He was handed down the suspension ahead of the Munster Final defeat to Cork. The Scariff man was mentioned in referee Paud O’Dwyer’s report from the two point win over Tipperary for ‘minor interference’…

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Hero’s welcome for Warny as he returns to Clare soil

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Jim Warny received the welcome home he deserved at Shannon Airport with over one hundred people gathering to mark his return. Once the Belgian national walked through the arrivals hall at Shannon Airport, cheers and rounds of applause erupted. Jim was accompanied by his father Rene and fiancé Asia Mania. As first reported by The…

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Lahinch to get Fleadh treatment ahead of Irish Open

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A paint scheme similar to what was in place for Ennis ahead of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann looks set to be on its way to Lahinch prior to The Irish Open in 2019. Lahinch councillor, Bill Slattery requested that the buildings on the main street and in close proximity to the golf course be…

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Crowe wants climate change strategy in Clare

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Cllr John Crowe is leading the call for a climate change strategy to be introduced in Co Clare. At the July meeting of Clare County Council, the Sixmilebridge councillor put forward a motion seeking the local authority put in place necessary measures that would assist with water conservation in the county. He stated, “Given the…

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Richest collection of Irish trad music launched during Willie Clancy Week

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A Gradam Ceoil TG4 archive was launched the ITMA during the Willie Clancy Music School this week. 2018 is the forty sixth summer school to take place in Miltown Malbay and it concludes on Sunday. Instrument and dance classes, lectures, workshops, recitals and céilithe all ran through the week. Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy have had…

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Drought to remain as heatwave forecast to end

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Drought conditions are predicted to remain in Co Clare for the remainder of the month as the heatwave comes to an end. Temperatures have dropped this week in the county. At the end of June, Shannon Airport recorded the highest temperature in forty two years, when it hit 32C. Heat levels have reduced since and…

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Clare unchanged for Wexford quarter-final

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Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have opted against change, naming the same side from the defeated Munster Final for Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.  However there is one noticeable change to the panel with former captain, Cian Dillon included in the matchday twenty six. There have been calls for the Crusheen to be reinstated to the…

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Grass cutting costs Council €250,000 annually

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“Nearly all of the grass cutting” conducted by staff of Clare County Council is being maintained for historical reasons, it has been revealed. Senior Engineer with the local authority, John Leahy made this known in a response to a motion from Cllr Cathal Crowe at the Council’s July meeting. The annual cost of grass cutting…

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‘ESRI report latest to highlight Government failure’ – McKee

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Reforms by the Government to the One Parent Family Payment have been criticised by Sinn Féin representatives in Co Clare. According to a new report from the ESRI, alterations to lone parent supports reduced the amount of income by one to two percent working parents took home and made it slightly less attractive for those…

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